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The ASA Awards 2016 Results!
From the Melbourne Songwriters Workshop Meetup. (You may need to log in to your meetup account to view the magazine - This is not a workshop invitation) December 2016 is when the Australian Songwriters Association ran the latest songwriters awards night. The Australian Songwriter magazine edition 120 gives an account of the night, the results and winners, which Karen Guymer and Jacques Gentil of Magesongs (meetup organizer) both previous winners of the prestigious Songwriter of the Year Award won best ballad and best spiritual songs. Magesongs is a proud sponsor of the ASA Awards. Click on the picture below to view this edition with the 2016 awards results. Enjoy!

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    - If you are a songwriter wanting to achieve success with your song, you can meet with ASCAP affiliated music publisher and award winning songwriter Jacques M. Gentil for the next coming workshop session for critique of members songs in the making.

    - In 2017 we will be having 2 types of meetings.

    1. A workshop on a weekend presented by award winning songwriter and ASCAP affiliate music publisher Jacques M. Gentil. Beginners & developing songwriters can meet with Jacques who will also run a 1 on 1 critique of their songs showing songwriters areas that need to be improved for their songs to attain marketable level. A small fee may or may not apply.

    2. A 'free' Live Web-Conferencing workshop every other months on the weekend where developing songwriters receive feedback from Jacques M. Gentil on their songs in progress. Attendees may also give their feedback. This is a valuable opportunity for songwriters to take and get their craft improved.

    - Via web-conferencing you can play guitar, piano or keyboard or any other instruments, or play a CD that everyone can hear so everyone can assess the songs. Lyrics can be posted on the virtual whiteboard accessible by anyone wanting to share their thoughts.

    - Sessions run between 2 to 3 hours. We have been running these opportunities since 2003 way before we joined . We have had wonderful times and we have seen successful song results from songwriters who have been attending our meetups in the past, which I will share with those attending.

    Jacques M. Gentil


    Songwriting Mentor / Music Publisher

    Australian Songwriter of the Year 2013 Award Winner (APRA / ASA)

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